Sheldon, Iowa — Earlier this month, in a visit to KIWA Radio, Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King proclaimed that he was supporting Florida Congressman Daniel Webster in the race to replace outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner. King says, despite recent developments, he still strongly supports Webster.
Last night, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan announced that he was willing to serve as Speaker, if House Republicans agreed to a list of “requests”.
King says he spoke with Ryan yesterday morning and describes Ryan as “a friend and a colleague.”
King has opposed raising the country’s debt limit, something Ryan has voted to do. But King’s biggest beef, he says, is with Ryan’s support for a series of immigration reform bills in 2013.
King says he is “firmly supporting” Florida Congressman Daniel Webster to be House speaker. King says he’s been “watching and working” with Webster for two and a half years to figure out how to change the “power structure” in the U.S. House so the members rather than the leaders are in charge.